Flickr Pro

   20 January 2006, late morning

I bought a Flickr Pro account the other day. I’m not quite sure why I didn’t get one sooner. I have never thought they were particularly expensive, but at the same time I suppose I have never had a big reason for getting one.

My photoblog isn’t well suited for posting a set of photos. The few times I have used Flickr in the past, it was to post a set of photos from a day or night out. For example, here is a set of photos I took on Caroline’s adventure around Toronto. A few of the photos in that set are also on my photoblog, but many of them are not, either because I didn’t think they were interesting enough, or because I didn’t want a weeks worth of very similar photographs.

Now that I have a Pro account, I am trying to think of the best way to use it. The upload limits for Pro users are basically non-existent. With unlimited sets you have a lot more freedom in how you can arrange your photographs. I have started cross posting my photographs to Flickr, and will probably continue to do so. I want to figure out the best way to move all my old posts from We Must Abuse the Broadband over to Flickr. I’ve been looking at how to do this via a computer program. We’ll see how that goes.

Anyone join any interesting groups on Flickr? Anyone have good suggestions on what to do with the account? You can expect a boatload of pictures from Tokyo up there some time soon.



  1. Dear Sir,
    I am Chiayu Peng from China,
    I begun using Flickr to store and share my digital photoes not long ago.
    I have a digital camra of myself, and I take a lot of photoes every month.
    But, a free Flickr account can only upload a limited photoes, just 20M, it not enough for me.
    I tried to upgrade to a Pro account, but I have no International credit card such as Visa or Discovery Card to pay.
    So if you have enough money, can you please buy me a Pro account.
    Thank you so much if you could help.

  2. Dear Chiayu Peng, I think I will keep my money. But since you seem like a real person, i’ll leave your comment here and maybe someone else will buy you a membership. Best of luck.

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